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The word liqueur comes from the latin word liquefacere, which means “to make liquid.” It is believed that liqueurs were first produced by medieval monks and alchemists. Over the centuries, they have been used as medicines, tonics, love potions and aphrodisiacs. A liqueur is a sweetened and distilled liquor with an alcohol content ranging from between 24 percent to 60 percent by volume. Liqueur image via ShutterstockA fruit liqueur is produced by infusion in which fruit is steeped in a spirit to absorb the aroma, flavor and color. As opposed to fruit and plant liqueurs, generic liqueurs vary according to the brand because of the different formulas used. Proprietary brands are usually prepared from secret formulas and are marketed under registered brand names. Liqueurs are inherently sweet and include ingredients that promote digestion, which is why they make great after-dinner drinks. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica -Apple Pie Liqueur: Baked apples and pears. The Story of: Liqueurs The Story of: Liqueurs
The Joys of Sake When I first entered the world of spirits, I found that I spent the majority of my time researching liquor. As spirit lovers, we all know that there are an abundance of spirits out there that we’re accustomed to hearing about and buying, but there are also some that are a little more off the radar. Until recently, one of these spirits for me was Sake, or Japanese rice wine. Over the past few years, Sake has gained enough notoriety in the cocktail world to become a category that isn’t a spirit yet isn’t really a wine either, with several new brands coming out of the woodwork. Sake Image via ShutterstockSake is made up primarily of rice, water, yeast and koji. The real question is, how does one enjoy a good Sake? From what I’ve learned, there are a few different ways. Sake has recently made its way into the cocktail scene, as well. Below you’ll find tasting notes on some Sake brands that I have recently come across. What’s your favorite brand of sake? Courtesy of GoJapanGo The Joys of Sake
Sake School: All About Junmai-shu Sake School: All About Junmai-shu Hojyun Biden Junmai with Grilled Lamb [Photograph: Jack Lee] All premium sakes fall into one of two categories: junmai-shu, which is sake made from only rice, water, yeast, and koji; and honjozo-shu, which is sake that has a small amount of distilled alcohol added. These two styles are very different, and which is better is definitely a matter of personal preference. Although many people believe that the addition of alcohol in honjozo produces more aromatic and powerful sakes, just as many folks remain junmai purists, maintaining that sake with nothing added is the only way to go. Today we'll focus on junmai, and we'll get back to honjozo next time. Milling Rates and Labels The polishing process is part of what defines the difference between premium and bulk sake. Until very recently, the guidelines for producing junmai required that the rice used for junmai must be polished to a minimum of 70% seimaibuai. One note (and this is where it gets confusing.) Flavors of Junmai Junmai Sakes to Try
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You’ve got the perfect dress, shoes and purse picked out for your daily ‘fit or party ensemble, but let’s not forget about your hair. You could leave it down and head out the door, but why not really amp up your hair game and go for a swanky, modern updo? Truth be told, some people find updos a little intimidating, especially if there are time constraints involved. Well, we’re here to tell you that getting a gorgeous updo in minutes flat is not only possible, but it’s also so easy. Here are 13 uncomplicated and dazzling updos you (yes, you!) can pull together for your holiday parties and beyond. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Lauren is a writer, artist, and film enthusiast born and raised in south Florida and currently living in San Francisco. 13 Easy Updos for Your Holiday Parties and Beyond 13 Easy Updos for Your Holiday Parties and Beyond
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12 Unbelievable Facts About Bill Gates' House Bill Gates is the richest man in the world – again. He has held the title many, many times, but according to a March 2015 article by Forbes, he is once again on top, with a net worth of $79.2 billion. When you take that number into consideration, his Medina, Washington home, which overlooks Lake Washington, is frugal. His home, affectionately nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 as an homage to the fictional house of Citizen Kane’s Charles Foster Kane, took Gates seven years and $63 million to build. And yet, it really comes as no surprise. 12. via businessinsider.com Much of Gates’ enormous residence is “earth-sheltered,” meaning that it is buried into the hillside and surrounded by towering trees. 11. via pinterest.com The 1,900-square-foot guest house was the first building on the property to be completed (in 1992). The one-bedroom, one-bath house is just as high-tech as the main property, and was originally used to test the technology that would later be used in the rest of the main house. 10. 9. 8. 12 Unbelievable Facts About Bill Gates' House
The Obama family has made their Washington, D.C., residence permanent, according to The Washington Post. The publication reported that Barack and Michelle Obama have purchased the home in the neighborhood of Kalorama, where they have been renting since their departure from the White House in January. The house might not be quite as large as their former digs at Pennsylvania Avenue, but they’re certainly not modest: According to the news outlet, the home boasts eight bedrooms and nine and a half bathrooms. They also reported that property records reflect a sale price of $8.1 million, which makes it the second most expensive property sale in the neighborhood, surpassed only by the $23 million home of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and the owner of The Washington Post. Still, even though the family has been moved into the house for several months, they haven’t spent much time there themselves. The Obamas Purchase Their Washington, D.C. Rental for $8.1 Million The Obamas Purchase Their Washington, D.C. Rental for $8.1 Million
A castle which has four towers, 11 bedrooms and three roof terraces has gone on the market for an eye-watering £2.25million. Bath Lodge Castle was initially one of six gate lodges built for the Farleigh Hungerford estate - which was home to a number of aristocrats who met grisly ends during the 16th century. It was added to the historical estate in 1806 and permission was granted to fortify it, with builders adding four circular towers. The estate was later broken up and Farleigh House, the estate's principal home, is now the HQ and training centre for Bath Rugby Club. Bath Lodge Castle (pictured) has four towers, 11 bedrooms and three roof terraces and has now gone on the market for an eye-watering £2.25million This is one of the 11 bedrooms inside the unique property and 10 of them have an en-suite bathroom. It also comes with 3.6 acres of gardens, a sauna and bamboo shower with outdoor hot tub and separate staff accommodation Historic castle with four towers on market for £2.2million Historic castle with four towers on market for £2.2million
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Good! These little girls are being made targets for sexual predators. How any parent can do this to their child is beyond me. BBI French report: Ban child beauty pageants, padded bras for little girls By msnbc.com staff December 7, 2012 A year after Vogue Paris published provocative images of a 10-year-old model, a French government report has called for a ban on child beauty pageants and padded bras and high heels for young girls. Although the French did not react immediately to the photos of Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau, 10, in skyscraper heels and revealing clothes in the January 2011 issue of Vogue Paris, the international community did, prompting the French parliamentary report. Chantal Jouanno, the senator who authored the report, told Le Figaro newspaper that young girls were being disguised as sexual candy and that it was “contrary to the dignity of the human being.” Wearing heavy make-up and gold stilettos, Thylane Blondeau sprawls seductively on leopard print bed covers. French report: Ban child beauty pageants, padded bras for little girls - Democratic Underground French report: Ban child beauty pageants, padded bras for little girls - Democratic Underground
It’s time for May’s Monthly DIY Challenge! These posts are always a lot of fun and some of my faves In case you’re new, here’s the dealio: on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, me and my amazingly talented blog friends make something based on a common theme or material. Out of all the different kinds of jewelry there are, I think that rings are my favorite. I also love ring holders – making creative storage for them is just so fun! DIY Clay Ring Holder Materials Air-Dry Modeling Clay (I used the DAS brand)Wax PaperLotion (so the clay doesn’t stick to your hands!) Step 1 Lotion up your hands so the clay doesn’t stick – this is an important first step! Step 2 Here’s where you get creative – I wanted to get a nice concave bowl shape, so I found a pool ball and rolled it around in the center of my clay disk and the edges automatically curled up. Step 3 To make the ring holder part, roll a length of clay into a cone shape and cut the end off to make a flat bottom. Step 4 Step 5 Love the project? DIY Clay Ring Holder - Monthly DIY Challenge - Dwell Beautiful DIY Clay Ring Holder - Monthly DIY Challenge - Dwell Beautiful
25 Creative Summer Crafts & Projects - Dwell Beautiful Summertime is officially upon us! ‘Tis the season for frolicking in the sunshine, eating popsicles, going swimming, taking trips, and trying out new things. Have a little spare time this summer? I’ve rounded up some clever ideas from some amazingly talented bloggers all across the web. You just might be surprised how much you enjoy it. Help your summer flowers and plants shine by creating a stylish geometric holder for them! {Gold Straw Himelli Plant Holders by Brooklyn Berry Designs} Give your frumpy old chairs a modern makeover for a fresh new look! {Modern Chair Makeover from DIY Passion} Want a beachy vibe without hunting for sea glass? {Upcycled Green Sea Glass Jars from Carolyn’s Home.Work} Bring the outdoors in with this creative floral tray. {Bleeding Tissue Paper Art Tray by Garden Matter} Keep all your jewelry organized with this gorgeous hanger – find what you need in a snap! {Geometric Industrial Jewelry Organizer from Made in a Day} {Metallic Gold Crate from Petticoat Junktion}
Spring is (officially) just a couple of weeks away! Eek! I’m SO excited to be out of this gray, drizzly (or maybe in your case, blizzardy) winter. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing sweaters and cuddling up under a pile of blankets – well basically doing everything in this post, but I think it’s time to move on and enjoy some of that sweet sweet sunshine. Dwell Beautiful needs some Vitamin D! With spring, there comes a sense of renewal and a time to clean, organize, and start fresh. All of these fab ideas come from bloggers who have linked up at our weekly DIY Collective link party! {DIY Wood Slice Spring Pallet Sign from Re-Fabbed} {Ribbon Chandelier from Shabbyfufu} {How to Turn Mason Jars Blue from Pastels + Macarons} {Vintage Dollhouse Remodel from Five Marigolds} {How to Organize Your Workspace from Totally the Bomb} {Vintage Industrial Bedroom from Craving Some Creativity} {Barn Wood and Chicken Wire USA from Tinsel & Wheat} {DIY Entry Makeover from Hawthorne & Main} 15 Fun & Inspirational Projects to Get You Ready for Spring! - Dwell Beautiful
Sabonete íntimo é um sabão especial para lavagem da genitalia externa feminina. De acordo com os fabricantes e sua bancada de ginecologistas favoráveis, o sabonete íntimo seria o mais ideal para a limpeza do epitélio da genitalia externa feminina, pois não desestabilizaria o PH da região, o qual é ácido. Bem, quando eu ouvi falar deste sabão há alguns anos atrás eu acreditei piamente no que me diziam, afinal faz sentido utilizar um sabão com ph levemente ácido em uma região que também é levemente ácida. Eu, que sempre pesquisei antes que acreditar em qualquer médico, descobri que fazia todo o sentido e comprei o produto (caríssimo) e só mais tarde, após alguns meses, é que mais e mais marcas começaram a soltar seus diferentes produtos, com cheiros diferentes, cores, borboletas saltitantes e o todo o aparato publicitário destinado às mulheres. Mas, não faz sentido usar sabonete íntimo? Assim, o ideal é usar algo neutro, mas o quê? Mas e se eu tiver cheiro forte? Sempre desconfie! Paz! Sabonete Íntimo: uma Necessidade Fabricada - Pensando Ao Contrário
Precisamos mesmo de sabonete? As minhas indagações começaram nas aulas de química, quando eu percebi que o sabonete, quimicamente falando, é um agente tensoativo que ajuda o óleo (ou gordura) a se misturar com a água. A água é uma substância polar e o óleo uma substância apolar. Ambas não se misturam e por isso usamos o sabão para ajudar a misturar os dois. Ora, como os resíduos que constituem a sujeira que queremos limpar são, na sua maioria, solúveis em água, não haveria nenhuma necessidade de usar sabão para misturar a água com a sujeira, já que a água por si só limpa a sujeira. Assim, suor e poeira da rua saem apenas com o uso de água e o sabonete, ao contrário, vai continuar fazendo sua função de misturar o óleo de nossa pele com a água do banho, o que não é necessariamente bom, já que esta camada de óleo é extremamente importante para a nossa saúde e proteção. Mas e se eu me sujar com óleo e graxas? Mas e se a sujeira se misturar com o óleo da pele? Este é outro mito. Paz! o e Por Que Parar de Usar Sabonete - Pensando Ao Contrário
GISELE BÜNDCHEN PROVOCOU FÚRIA AO DECLARAR QUE SE RECUSA A USAR O PRODUTO. A MODELO CHAMA O PROTETOR SOLAR DE VENENO E AFIRMA QUE PREFERE TOMAR SOL APENAS ATÉ ÀS 8:00 DO QUE USAR, EM SUA PELE, AS SUBSTÂNCIAS QUÍMICAS NOCIVAS PRESENTES NO PRODUTO. (confira a matéria na íntegra no site dailymail) OS PROTETORES SOLARES FORAM CRIADOS PARA PREVENIR QUEIMADURAS GRAVES EM MILITARES QUE PASSAVAM MUITAS HORAS EXPOSTOS DIRETAMENTE AO SOL FORTE (MAcEACHERN 1964). HOJE ELES ANUNCIAM VÁRIOS TIPOS DE BENEFÍCIOS, COMO IMPEDIR O ENVELHECIMENTO DA PELE E PROTEÇÃO CONTRA O CÂNCER DE PELE. NO ENTANTO, OS ESPECIALISTAS DISCORDAM SOBRE O PODER E A EFICÁCIA DO PRODUTO, POIS NÃO HÁ EVIDÊNCIA CIENTÍFICA QUE SUSTENTE ESSAS ALEGAÇÕES (AUTIER 2009, DRAELOS 2010). UMA INDÚSTRIA UTILIZAVA O Hg (MERCÚRIO) INORGÂNICO CHEGANDO A CONTAMINAR A BAHIA DE MINAMATA. www.canaldescubra.xpg.com.br PERFIL FACEBOOK: GRUPO FACEBOOK: Curtir isso: Sol Não Causa Câncer | CANAL DESCUBRA
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